Contrasting Visions of Multi-level Governance


in Multi-level Governance

Published in print February 2004 | ISBN: 9780199259250
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191600968 | DOI:
 Contrasting Visions of Multi-level Governance

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Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks distinguish between contrasting visions from various literatures, which they label Type I and Type II multi‐level governance. Type I multi‐level governance echoes federalist thought, conceiving the dispersion of authority as being limited to a ‘limited number of non‐overlapping jurisdictional boundaries at a limited number of levels’. In this view, authority is relatively stable and analysis is focused on individual governments rather than specific policies. Type II multi‐level governance provides a vision of governance that is ‘a complex, fluid, patchwork of innumerable, overlapping jurisdictions’. Here, jurisdictions are often overlapping and tend to be flexible as demands for governance change.

Keywords: complexity; federalism; governance; jurisdictions; models; multi‐level governance; Type I; Type II

Chapter.  6521 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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